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Copenhagen Open 2015

Copenhagen Open 2015The CBS Debating Society announced the second Copenhagen Open. The tournament takes place from the 27th to the 29th of March 2015 and will provide ... 10. Feb 2015

World Open Debating Championships in Las Vegas

World Open Debating Championships in Las VegasIn the summer of 2015, Las Vegas will be the glamourous site for the Open Worlds. This is a new, week-long tournament meant to complement ... 28. Nov 2014

The Jerusalem Open 2015

The Jerusalem Open 2015"Was your institution invited to debate at WUDC Malaysia but not able to attend because you're an Israeli institution? Were you ranked 7th on your ... 14. Nov 2014

Judging Seminar in Magdeburg

Judging Seminar in MagdeburgThe Debattierclub Magdeburg announced to host the first English judging seminar in Magdeburg. On Saturday, November 22, the participants will have one day of workshops ... 13. Nov 2014

Leiden Open 2015

Leiden Open 2015For the eleventh time, the Leiden Debating Union will host the Leiden Open. The tournament will last from February 28 to March 1 and features ... 04. Nov 2014

SSE Riga IV 2014

It is one of the oldest tournaments in Europe: This December, for the 16th time, the SSE Riga IV will take place. Latvia’s capital is ... 04. Nov 2014

Vienna Freshers’ 2014

Vienna Freshers’ 2014On the weekend of November 14-15, the Debattierklub Wien will host a novice tournament in British Parliamentary Style (BPS). Everyone with less than a year ... 02. Nov 2014

„Let’s not reinvent the wheel every year“ – Dessislava Kirova on South Africa’s bid for WUDC 2017

„Let's not reinvent the wheel every year“ – Dessislava Kirova on South Africa's bid for WUDC 2017

South Africa is currently applying to host the World Universities Debating Championships (WUDC) in 2017. Should the bid be successful, Dessislava Kirova would form the Chief Adjudication panel, together with Gemma Buckley from Australia and Syed Saddiq from Malaysia. Anne …

Vom 28. Jan 2015 um 10:09

Vienna EUDC 2015: Call for international volunteers

Vienna EUDC 2015: Call for international volunteers

The Organising Committee (OrgCom) of the European Universities Debating Championships (EUDC or Euros) 2015 in Vienna published their call for international volunteers. Everyone can apply to support the existing crew and be part of the this year’s EUDC. Stage one …

Vom 26. Jan 2015 um 19:41

“Sometimes the boat needs to be rocked…”: Gemma Buckley on Discrimination at International Tournaments

"Sometimes the boat needs to be rocked...": Gemma Buckley on Discrimination at International Tournaments

Shortly after this year’s World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) in Malaysia, Gemma Buckley wrote down her thoughts on the topic of discrimination based on language skills and the existing power structures in the debating community. Her article caused a broad …

Vom 14. Jan 2015 um 10:00

WUDC 2015: And the winners are…

WUDC 2015: And the winners are...

The World Universities Debating Championship 2015 in Malaysia has its champions: And the winners are… The Open Category Sydney A (Edward Miller, Nick Chung) won the final in the Open Category. They debated the motion “This House believes that humanitarian …

Vom 05. Jan 2015 um 20:38 mit einem Kommentar

WUDC 2015: The Break, all the Results and Motions

WUDC 2015: The Break, all the Results and Motions

Team break Out of the contingent of the Association of German Speaking University Debating Societies (VDCH) we are very happy to report the break of one team at this year’s Worlds in Malaysia! In the category “English as a foreign …

Vom 01. Jan 2015 um 13:28 mit 19 Kommentaren

Debating at WUDC 2015: The VDCH-Teams

Debating at WUDC 2015: The VDCH-Teams

Yesterday the 35th World University Debating Championships were officially started by the grand Opening Ceremony. The German speaking debating circuit is represented by a strong delegation this year. Seven members of the VDCH – the Association of German Speaking University Debating Societies are …

Vom 29. Dec 2014 um 12:48 mit einem Kommentar

WUDC Malaysia 2015 begins

WUDC Malaysia 2015 begins

It is the most important tournament of the year: From December 27 until January 4, more than 1000 participants will gather in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for the World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC). Registration opened at 8 am on Saturday, December 27. The official …

Vom 27. Dec 2014 um 10:23

Tim Squirrell: Why Free Speech isn’t absolute and it’s okay to be vulnerable

Tim Squirrell: Why Free Speech isn’t absolute and it’s okay to be vulnerable

The cancellation of a public debate in Oxford on the topic “This House believes Britain’s abortion culture hurts us all” caused a controversial and emotional debate in the United Kingdom. After Tim Squirrell, current president of the Cambridge Union Society, …

Vom 26. Nov 2014 um 10:00Comments Off

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